Request for Proposals for a Gender Studies and Gender Social Work Expert, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI) – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Request for Proposals for a Gender Studies and Gender Social Work Expert, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI)

Country: Iraq
Organization: SEED Foundation
Closing date: 30 Dec 2021

Program Overview:

SEED Foundation in coordination with Salaheddin University’s social work department is currently implementing the ‘Protecting and Empowering Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)’ program. This program is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The aim of the program is to build the next generation of social workers in the KRI by equipping undergraduate students in social work with the knowledge and skills to support vulnerable people, including survivors of GBV and those at risk and to better prepare social work graduates for employment.

Following completion of an assessment for the social work department, SEED’s technical experts will work closely with faculty at Salahuddin University to strengthen the curriculum through the development of additional content, including gender, gender equality, gender-based violence (GBV), and psychosocial support, and adapting global resources to the local context and needs.

Objective of Consultancy:

SEED seeks an expert experienced in gender and GBV to strengthen the quality and relevance of the gender and GBV courses that the undergraduate social work students are taught, to increase their preparedness to enter the workforce and support clients in a survivor-centered way. This will include reviewing the existing materials within the gender courses, revising and improving existing material and adding new content. The expert will also be responsible for creating a new course on GBV, with an emphasis on working with LGBTQI+ individuals.

The expert will work in close collaboration with the existing gender social work instructor and will provide a comprehensive overview of the new content to this faculty member. Furthermore, the expert will provide training to all faculty on the new content, to improve their ability to integrate content about gender and GBV into their courses.

Mandatory Expected Outputs and Deliverables

Deliverable

Estimated Time to Complete

Date

Orientation

1 day remotely

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Addition of new content and strengthening of existing content within two existing courses in collaboration with the gender course faculty.

Creation of a separate course on GBV with a focus on serving LGBTQI+ individuals.

12 days remotely

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Provide a comprehensive overview of the new course material to the gender course faculty.

1-2 day/s in Erbil

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Provide one day of training for faculty in the following areas:

● Gender

● GBV

● LGBTQI+ rights and serving people who are LGBTQI+

Provide PowerPoint slides/training material. The training must also include a pre and post test, and be followed with a report.

1 day in Erbil

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Optional Outputs and Deliverables

If you have relevant expertise in social work practicum and internship development and improvement, please include the deliverables below in your technical proposal and financial offer in the Expected Outputs and Deliverables section. If not, you can apply only to deliver the Mandatory Expected Outputs and Deliverables in the section above.

Social work students at Salahaddin University complete a supervised practicum for three months in year 3 at an educational institution. Then, during a portion of Year 4, students complete a practicum at NGOs or government agencies. However, students do not receive consistent supervision, and their progress is not assessed in a comprehensive way.

Accordingly, SEED seeks an expert that is experienced in social work, particularly supervising students, to help equip practicum site supervisors and university faculty with supervision techniques and assessing students’ progress in practical skills. This will include the creation of a standardized processes and guidance for practicum sites and the university including supervision management and requirements, and learning contract templates to enhance the practicum experience.

The expert will work in close collaboration with SEED’s technical team and the social work department faculty and will provide a comprehensive, interactive training to practicum site supervisors and faculty about supervision techniques and processes.. Additionally, the expert will ensure practicum sites, the university, and students have guidance and templates to utilize, for example learning plans.

Deliverable

Estimated Time to Complete

Date

Develop materials on supervision techniques and assessing student progress in practical skills within the practicum experience.

1 day remotely

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Conduct three days of training to faculty and practicum site supervisors in:

● Supervision techniques

● Assessing student progress in practical skills

Provide PowerPoint slides/training material. The training must also include a pre and post test, and be followed with a report.

3 days remotely

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Develop guidance for practicum sites and students regarding agreed-upon expectations for the practicum experience.

5 days in Erbil

January 16, 2022 – March 31, 2022

DURATION

In accordance with the requirements above, the expert is expected to commit to the assignment between January 16 and March 31, 2022, including remote work and time in the Kurdistan Region if applicable, as requested by SEED. The expert must complete the work within the agreed timeframe.

QUALIFICATIONS

Your proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Criteria

Points

Weight (%)

1) Education

(15)

Advanced degree in Gender, Gender-Based Violence, or other field relevant to the scope of the assignment.

15

15%

2) Knowledge and Experience

(20)

Evidence of at least 5 years of experience developing materials on Gender, Gender-Based Violence ideally in a university context.

10

10%

Practical expertise in conducting training about Gender and Gender-Based Violence.

10

10%

Expertise in social work practicum and internship development and improvement is a plus.

3) Language Skills

(15)

English required, Kurdish and Arabic a plus

15

15%

4) Technical Proposal

(15)

Proposed methodology for carrying out this assignment

15

15%

5) Work Plan

(5)

Implementing the deliverables in the RFP and their milestones**

5

5%

6) Financial proposal

(30)

Total cost

30

30%

**

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

● The expert will be managed by SEED’s Program Director. The expert will also work very closely with the Education Program Coordinator (remotely or in-person).

● The expert will be required to utilize his/her own technology equipment and maintain workable Skype, ZOOM and email accounts for communication.

● All materials produced by the expert during the period of this consultancy will belong to SEED.

● The expert must sign SEED’s Code of Conduct, and abide by all provisions of these policies for the duration of the consultancy period.

● The expert will need to travel to areas of program implementation. This cost should be mentioned in the financial proposal section.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

How to apply:

Please submit the following before December 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM Iraq time:

  1. Resume/CV no longer than three pages (As an annex to the technical and financial proposal form including evidence of experience).

  2. Technical and financial proposal according to SEED’s technical proposal and financial form. Please download the technical and financial form and fill it out.

Technical and financial proposals should be submitted by e-mail to SEED Procurement and Logistics Department through the email procurement@seedkurdistan.org by the date stated above. This RFP in no way obligates SEED Foundation to award a contract, nor does it commit SEED Foundation to pay any costs incurred.